Issues & Policy Briefs

Medicaid Policy Briefs

Medicaid Policy Briefs

The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), in collaboration with the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, financially supported a series of educational briefs focused on proposed changes to Florida’s Medicaid program. The briefs are authored by the Georgetown Health Policy Institute and are designed to help educate and inform consumers, stakeholders and policy-makers on the issues involved in Medicaid reform.

Launch of Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care In Florida Yields Many Lessons for Consideration

Released in December 2013

Medicaid Managed Care in Florida: Federal Waiver Approval and Implementation

Released in October 2013

Florida’s Medicaid Choice: Understanding Implications of Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Released in November 2012

Proposed Medicaid Long-Term Care Changes Raise Host of Questions About Impact

Released in January 2012

Proposed Medicaid Premiums Challenge Coverage for Florida’s Children and Parents.

Released in December 2011

Looking Ahead to 2012, What Changes Are in Store for Florida’s Medicaid Program?

Released in December 2011

In an effort to educate consumers, stakeholders and policy-makers on the issues involved in Medicaid reform underway in Florida in 2004 and 2005, the Foundation commissioned a series of policy briefs designed to shed light on the impact of various proposed changes. Part of a series called “Florida’s Health at Risk,” the briefs were authored by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. The briefs were designed to spark a thoughtful public discussion on the best ways to improve Medicaid funding.

What Could a Waiver to Restructure Medicaid Mean for Florida?

Released in April 2004

Florida’s Medicaid Budget: Why are Costs Going Up?

Released in July 2004

Issues to Consider in Governor Bush’s “Florida Medicaid Modernization Proposal”

Released in March 2005

Understanding Florida’s Medicaid Reform Legislation

Released in June 2005

Understanding Florida’s Medicaid Waiver Application

Released in September 2005

Powerpoint Presentation

Other Issue Briefs

Other Issue Briefs

Children’s Health Coverage Brief

Children’s Health Coverage in Florida: Fewer Uninsured But Challenges Lie Ahead

The Florida Philanthropic Network and its Florida Health Funders member affinity group, with support from the Winter Park Health Foundation and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, commissioned this brief to examine the state of children’s health coverage in Florida in 2014.

Authored by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, the brief provides a demographic profile for and the current number of uninsured Florida Children.  It also discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on uninsured children, and it lists potential policy changes to reduce their numbers.

Please click here to download the brief as a PDF.

Florida’s Volunteers: The Driving Force for Senior Mobility—Identifying Barriers and Enabling Change

Florida volunteers play a key role in helping provide affordable transportation alternatives for the state’s growing number of older adults, but conflicting Florida statutes and the resulting lack of liability protection can discourage potential volunteers, according to this issue brief released in December 2006 by the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF).

The publication, Florida’s Volunteers: The Driving Force for Senior Mobility—Identifying Barriers and Enabling Change, was produced by WPHF in an effort to educate consumers, stakeholders and policy makers on the challenges involved in using volunteer drivers in Florida, and to spark a thoughtful public discussion on ways to overcome existing obstacles.

The brief is available as a PDF to be downloaded here.